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of people have been killed in violent street battles between supporters and opponents of russia in southern ukraine. we have the very latest from outside the white house this morning. she joins us now. good morning. >> jenna, good morning you to. the crisis in ukraine is growing worse by the day. friday was the deadliest in months. officials in the black seaport city of odesa tell nbc news that 42 people were killed when riots broke out between pro russian and pro kiev protesters, moef died after being trapped in a burning building. now there were reports of more fierce fighting to day in the eastern part of the country. the one piece of good news here is that pro russian insurgents in eastern ukraine released the seven military observers and five ukrainian assistants who had been held captain ive for a week. all this comes as president obama and the german chancellor held a meeting on friday and issued a stern warning to moscow. they would move forward with sector sectoral sanctions which are the sanctions against broad sectors of russia's economy if they interfere with the may 25th electi
to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. there he goes. >> i don't know where to go. >> we have al roker, he's at churchill downs in louisville
, everyone. president obama announcing tough new sanctions on russia over the crisis in ukraine. nbc's peter alexander is in manila, philippines, where the president is wrapping up a week-long tour of asia. >> reporter: willie, good morning. those new sanctions will target vladimir putin's billionaire cronies and russian companies in what president obama described as a calibrated effort to change russia's behavior. president obama was welcomed here in the philippines today, the fourth and final stop in his weeklong asia tour. but it's the crisis in ukraine that keeps demanding the president's attention. >> we are keeping in reserve additional steps should the situation escalate further. >> reporter: in this region, u.s. officials signed a ten-year agreement to preposition fighter jets, ships and american troops at philippine bases. two decade after the u.s. controlled bases here were forced to shut down. after visiting troops here tomorrow, president obama will head back to washington. willie? >> all right, peter alexander in manila, thanks. >>> some new video out of south korea shows the ca
states and then the soviet union and now russia. all of this is interrelated. nevertheless, the united states is a big player in asia. the ukraine situation demands attention. vladimir putin is plotting his next moves. the united states has taken a tough stand, but putin isn't listening. we may have an economic war that gets deeper now, which will have pretty wide affects, and the president is trying to manage that very carefully. >> all right, david, appreciate the time. we'll talk with you in a little built to see what else you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning. >> thanks, erica. >> let's go to jenna for a look at the other stores this morning. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the latest on that ferry disaster in south korea. the country's prime minister announced his resignation today over the government's handling over the april 16th sinking. the tragedy has left more than 300 people dead or missing. >>> president obama was in malaysia today where he addressed the recent missing jetliner, saying the u.s. will continue to aid in its search. the president made t
.s. and its allies face off against russia. now new sanctions are likely coming. >>> with the grim search for bodies from that south korean ferry on hold for now we're getting the first look inside the doomed ship, photos posted by a student who sadly is still missing. >> heartbreaking. >>> as we shift gears, a story that has a lot of people talking this morning, buffalo bills cheerleaders will not be on the field this season after several former cheerleaders sued, claiming they were groped, worked long hours with little pay and had to endure things such as the so-called jiggle test. >>> the severe weather trek with millions of people in its path. dylan is tracking it. >> that's why i'm standing. >> i get it now. >> this is how it works today. storms have not yet developed. this whole system is getting its act together. heavier rain to the east of vegas here. this will be our trigger mechanism for how the storms fire up, especially this afternoon and into this evening. we have really warm air out ahead of this, 10 to 15 degrees above average and really cold air, 20 degrees below average b
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